As a first-time homebuyer, you’re beginning to get settled in your new place. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from buying furniture to addressing the landscape.
Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from learning how the components in your home works—including your HVAC system. If you’re moving in during the hot, summer months, you’ll want to pay even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you remain comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.
So, what do you need to know?
- Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of the make and model of your system. This should be indicated on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
- Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to review your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature when you are away from the home.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest can offer the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort.
- Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner working efficiently is to replace the air filter. Air filters are commonly located in the blower compartment of your furnace, in an attached filter case or in a wall-mounted return air grille.
If you have any questions about your AC or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859. If the air conditioner in your space is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide variety of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you need is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.